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Stories From a Street Library

Date: 10:00am - 4:00pm PDT May 18

This workshop explores Street Books, a bicycle-powered mobile library serving people who live outside and at the margins in Portland. Through writing and urban exploration, students will learn about this unique project and the community it has created on the street.

Part fieldwork, part documentation of Portland life, this workshop includes a tour of Old Town by a person who used to live outside. Students will examine different forms of literature by and about people living at the margins, and have the opportunity to do their own observational writing in the city.

Designed for teachers, counselors, therapists and community members, this course engages participants in a discussion about issues surrounding those who lack shelter, and explores how insights into this community can inform their own teaching and counseling practices.

Students will come away with new insights about the stories that unfold in the city while no one is looking.  

Course Details & Registration

Date and Time: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Instructor: Laura Moulton, MFA

Cost: $125. Includes 5.5 PDUs or WA Clock Hours. Alumni save 20% off.
Community Rate: $75. Scholarships available. 
Student Rate: $40

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About the Instructor

Laura Moulton is the founder of Street Books, a bicycle-powered mobile library that serves people who live outside in Portland, Oregon. She has taught writing in public schools, prisons, and teen shelters, and is an adjunct professor at Marylhurst University. Her social art practice projects have involved postal workers, immigrants, prisoners and students. She earned an M.F.A. from Eastern Washington University. For more information, visit